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Prince Avalanche (2013)

Prince Avalanche

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

August 09, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

93 min.

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

David Gordon Green

Producer

David Gordon Green, James Belfer, Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng, Craig Zobel

Screenwriter

David Gordon Green, Paul Logan

Starring

Story


An odd couple of sorts, meditative and stern Alvin and his girlfriend's brother, Lance, dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As they sink into their job in the remarkable landscape, they learn more than they want to about each other and their own limitations. An unlikely friendship develops through humor and nasty exchanges, leading to surprising affection.

Adapted from Icelandic film "Either Way", "Prince Avalanche" is driven by wonderful performances by Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, and Lance LeGault. Writer/director David Gordon Green gets back to his independent roots with this character study, which shows his knack for realistically capturing people and finding meaning in their lives and dreams. With a soundtrack by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo and gorgeous cinematography by Tim Orr, "Prince Avalanche" bucks convention by exploring male bonding in a refreshingly genuine way.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the film explores shifting male roles and themes of responsibility, identity and maturity..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..in that sense, it's a hopeful story, but we can't be blamed for expecting something with a molten core..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]